Host Jimmy Durante tries to stop Frank Sinatra from singing on the show. But by the time it's all over, Sinatra and Durante have both sung plenty of numbers. Season 4, Episode 6 (Original Air Date: November 8, 1953) Topics: Classic TV, Colgate Comedy Hour, Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra
With Barbara Whiting as the guest. This is a sitcom/variety show, with lots of jokes about Jimmy Durante's nose. Features the original commercials for Old Gold cigarettes. It wasn't registered with the U.S. copyright office until 1984, so I don't think the registration is legitimate. Am I correct? Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Jimmy Durante Show, Sitcom, Variety show, Nose, 1950s
An episode of the comedy-variety series "Four Star Revue", starring Jimmy Durante and Fred Allen, plus a surprise guest. Contains original commercials, one of which features Abe Vigoda! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Jimmy Durante, Fred Allen, Four Star Revue
A bizarre episode of "The Jimmy Durante Show" from 1955, featuring several special guests including Johnnie Ray. This rather questionable episode also includes the original unintentionally hilarious commercials for Texaco. Please forgive the slight cut-off during the ending of the show. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Jimmy Durante, Johnnie Ray, Texaco
An episode which aired in October 1955.Pretty much typical Jimmy Durante,some good old fashioned song and dance,and shit kicking humor.An interesting but somber note.The guest on this show is Carmen Miranda.The show was recorded on August 3,1955.During taping,Carmen suffered a mild heart attack,but it wasnt detected as such at the time.She went on to complete the show.Two days later,on August 5th,she expired of a massive heart attack,at age 46.So the show didnt actually air until after her... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Jimmy Durante, Carmen Miranda, 1955, NBC, Brazilian Bombshell, Vaudeville
An episode of "Kraft Music Hall", an NBC variety series. Hosted by Milton Berle, this episode also features Jimmy Durante and Polly Bergen. Lots of fun dated references to things like the Pioneer 2 moon mission, as well as embarrassingly politically incorrect humor about fat people. Please note that the commercials are missing, and the picture quality is a bit iffy. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Kraft Music Hall, Dated, Humor, Comedy, Song, Music,...
An 1959 episode of the TV series "Sunday Showcase", which consisted of TV specials. This episode features Jimmy Durante, with special guests Jane Powell, Ray Bolger, Eddie Hodges and Jimmie Rodgers. This special aired on NBC during 1959 in colour, but only a black and white kinescope survives of the telecast. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Music, Musical, Jimmy Durante, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Broadway,...